Ahhhh, a peaceful dawn patrol at 530 am. As I cruise up the steps over the dune I see all this trash in the walkway and in the dunes. The level of disrespect goes beyond the township and is a shameful stab at the Earth itself. I long for the day that people worldwide understand that they're biting the hand that feeds them and stop doing it
Bennie - summer kooks and renters that are oblivious and dueshy.
We call them bennies in NJ but I'm sure you guys have different names for them where you live if not NJ.
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Thread: Why should bennies go home?
Jul 23, 2012, 11:30 PM #1
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- Ocean County NJ
Why should bennies go home?
Jul 23, 2012, 11:50 PM #2
Bennies should go home because that's where they live. They should come here, mind their manners, spend their money, fall in love with the place, go home and dream about it for the next ten months.
Then come back next year and do it all over again.
Jul 23, 2012, 11:55 PM #3Senior Member
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As long as they keep bringing their money season after season the local municipalities will always welcome them and their trash with open arms.
Jul 24, 2012, 01:40 AM #4
why should bennies go home? b/c, as noted, that is where they are from & where they belong. but, should they visit, they need to mind their manners & behave respectfully & (dare i say it) deferentially to the locals & the environment of the place they visit. treating the inhabitants of a beach town as if they are beneath you & exist only to be at your beck & call is unacceptable. throwing your trash around like the world is your garbage dump is unacceptable. your standards of behavior should not change simply b/c you are away from home.
also, do not attempt to bring your hometown w/ you. it's a different culture here, & we like that. we like that the nearest target or walmart is 30 minutes away. those places suck anyway. so does red lobster; go to a real seafood restaurant & learn was fish really tastes like. if you forgot something or need something, go to one of the little mom & pop shops that line the main street of the town you're visiting. they need the business.
oh, & point of clarification: "benny" is the term used in north jersey. in southern jersey, it's "shoobie". always has been, always will be.
Jul 24, 2012, 11:29 AM #5
42... you nailed it, brother. But you have to wonder... is it partly our fault?
If you've ever traveled, and really loved a place you've been, you don't want it to change. You hate to see it abused, polluted, disrespected... You envy the people who live there, know you're not part of that culture, and understand why you never will be. A place like that MEANS something to you. It's a special place. More often than not, these places are natural places. It's the natural beauty of the ocean, beaches, back bays... or deserts... or mountains... or whatever it is that draws you to the place. It's not some cheesy, kitchy, trying-to-be-something-it's not fraud, built JUST FOR THE BENNIES. Places like that don't get respect, because they don't deserve it. They get used and abused, by tourists and locals alike, because when you go there, you can FEEL the difference. The locals get jobs there, and make good money, and put up with a lot of bullsh!t. But they hate it. And THAT'S the difference. When you build something that attracts idiots, that's what you get. When you keep it simple, clean, and beautiful, you attract people with a greater aesthetic appreciation and and sense of dignity for cultures unlike their own.
Jul 24, 2012, 11:43 AM #6Member
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+1 on "shoobies" in snj. always has been always will. 6 more weeks and balance will begin to be restored. warm water is over-rated....
Jul 24, 2012, 12:31 PM #7
but, like the slaves of old, don't sass the shoobie who deigns to patronize your store, just bow & scrape like always so that they don't take offense & get huffy & walk out.
Jul 24, 2012, 02:07 PM #8
Jul 24, 2012, 03:45 PM #9
Jul 24, 2012, 04:32 PM #10
you, sir, are a moron. no one said anything about internet tough guys. only that those who visit the beach towns act w/ at least a little class & respect. not too much to ask, i think. basic manners & all that.
the shoobie term was coined back in the early 1900's & has nothing to do w/ that cheesey, exploitive cartoon show from the late 90's ( for which i am thankfully too old).
also, my livelihood has nothing to do w/ my parents. & the towns would survive w/out the visitors. the populations would shrink, the economy would dwindle, but there are those (like myself) who would find a way to survive here, just like people survived here before the influx of entitled, self-important, & self-centered SHOOBIES. the tourist dollar is not the only thing this area has going for it, though many people seem to think that's the case.